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Old 06-01-20, 10:01 AM
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Vintage bike sizing

I ride a custom fitted carbon endurance bike but am interested in a vintage road bike to ride for nostalgia purposes or with my family wearing regular clothes and shoes. I am 5'11" and 200 pounds. My stand over height is about 32"-33". I found a calculator that said my size should be 55cm +- 1.5. I found a bike online I like that is 54. Does that sound about right?

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Old 06-01-20, 03:45 PM
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Sounds about right. I am less weight and 6' 0" and ride a 58 CM bike most of the time but 56 CM is okay but a bit cramped for and aft. my advice is to ALWAYS RIDE A BIKE BEFORE BUYING. Would you buy a car without driving it? Roger
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Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
Sounds about right. I am less weight and 6' 0" and ride a 58 CM bike most of the time but 56 CM is okay but a bit cramped for and aft. my advice is to ALWAYS RIDE A BIKE BEFORE BUYING. Would you buy a car without driving it? Roger
Great advice regarding ride first but not possible when buying an eBay bike many states away. If it were a bike for primary riding I probably wouldn't do so.
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